Despite Scooter's emotional issues, one of the main priorities was figuring out if she could receive a wheelchair so she would no longer have to painfully drag herself around. Scooter was taken to the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she met veterinarian Chris Frye.
"When Scooter came in for a potential cart-fitting, I walked in and saw this dog with no back legs who had definitely fractured her spine - right away I knew she was a patient with major problems," Frye told The Dodo.
Before Scooter could be fitted for a cart, Frye needed to determine if she was a good candidate for one. "The concern was that if the bones hadn't healed together and formed some type of union she'd be putting pressure on her spine, so we did a scan to make sure," said Frye.